Professor of Accounting
James Schmutte, professor of accounting, received his BA from Marian College, his MBA from Indiana State University, and his DBA from the University of Kentucky (1983). He is a CPA and joined the Ball State faculty in 1981.
His primary teaching areas are auditing and financial accounting. Schmutte was named the 1998 Outstanding Accounting Educator by the Indiana CPA Society and has been a regular recipient of the Miller College of Business Dean's Teaching Award.
His research interests include the implementation of auditing standards, the peer review process, and accounting education. His research has been published in The Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, The Ohio CPA, Issues in Accounting Education, and The Journal of Accounting Education.
Schmutte also serves as a consultant to the Indiana CPA Society and several public accounting firms. His specialization is continuing professional education. He has presented over 60 professional education seminars. Schmutte also works with the Peer Review Committee of the Indiana CPA Society and is a regular contributor to the committee's newsletter.